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Memphis’ Only Chess Optional School



The Chess and Public Service programs at Douglass K-8 Optional
School offer students a myriad of enrichment opportunities that
are interwoven into the curriculum. Our Chess program inspires
discipline and active learning that make children creators rather
than passive consumers of knowledge. Students engage in a wide
range of problem solving assignments that demand hard work,
perseverance, and creativity. Our Public Service program exposes
students to the power of civic action and the value of community
outreach, and provides students with the opportunity to enhance
their communication skills and realize the importance of being an
involved citizen.



2015-2016 School Hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday

8:15 am - 4:30 pm


8:15 am - 3:15 pm


2015-2016 Supply List

(Click to download)

Douglass K-8 Orchestra Website

Guidance Department Website


Douglass K-8

1650 Ash Street

Memphis, TN 38108

Phone 901.416.5946

Fax 901.416.8085



Click here for more information about the Optional Schools Program.

Click here for more information about the game of Chess.

Updated August 2015

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